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Glenda Cruse

Dec 26th, 1953 - Oct 14th, 2021

Funeral Ceremony: 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora

Visitation: 5 p.m. until time of service on Wednesday evening at the funeral home


   Glenda C. Cruse, age 67, of Rinard, Illinois, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021.

   She was born December 26, 1953, in Flora, the daughter of Dennis and Aline (Rinehart) Fitzgerald.  She was united in marriage to Gary Cruse on March 29, 1997, and together they have shared 24 wedding anniversaries.

   Glenda worked at Sparton Manufacturing, and later as an assistant manager at Pizza Hut and Burger King.  She loved playing pool, reading, Bingo games, and listening to country music and Elvis Presley.  She enjoyed fish fries and time spent outside.  Glenda was a lover of all animals, especially ponies, cats, and kittens and served as past President of the Flora Eagles Auxiliary where she was a member for over 20 years.    

   She is survived by her husband: Gary Cruse of Rinard; 2 children: Misty Kistner of Cisne and Derek Koch of Flora; 5 grandchildren: Bryan Williams, Tristen Wilson, Dakota Wilson, Maleah Wilson, and Knox Lee Scara; and 3 great-grandchildren: Brody Williams, Pasleigh Wilson, Corbin Wilson.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister: Elly Colclasure.

   A funeral ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora with Pastor Richard Artis officiating.  Visitation will be 5 p.m. until time of service on Wednesday evening at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to assist with final expenses and will be accepted through the funeral home.  Please make checks payable to Frank & Bright Funeral Home.  To share a memory or condolence visit:     


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Shannon Hays

October 15th

Prayers for all family and friends 🙏 ❤

Walter J. Chaney

October 16th

Thoughts and prayers! Sorry for your loss!

Lesa Hale

October 16th

You have my condolences, I'm so sorry for your loss and she will be missed by many , she was one heck of a lady, definitely one of a kind and I will miss her spunk

Mandy Haskins

October 15th

Misty Derek and Gary I’m so sorry for your loss Hugs and prayers

Mr& mrs mark boje

October 15th

We are so sorry for your loss and she will be missed greatly

Pauline Bowen

October 15th

Sorry to the family and will miss you at our Eagles auxiliary meeting and the fun we had together/

Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

October 15th

I am so sorry for your loss. 🙏

Beverly Strange & family

October 15th

Misty and family we are so for your loss. Prayers for you all.

Debra Ritchie

October 17th

Thoughts and prayers for all family, friends and acquaintances.

Charlie Workman

October 16th

Gonna be sadly missed she was family had alot of good times

Shawn Dulaney

October 16th

I am very sorry for your loss.

Stephanie & Alan Carter

October 18th

Our deepest sympathy and condolences to you Misty and the rest of the family. May you find peace in your hearts during this difficult time. If there is anything we can do please let us know. We will continue to pray for the entire family. With love, The Carter Family

Danielle William's

October 16th

Very nice lady prayers for the family

Niccole Mayberry

October 17th

So sorry for your loss. She definitely will be missed.



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Larry Frost
Larry & Melissa Milner
Jerry "Butch" Erwin
Walter J. Chaney
David Bryden
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Tristen, Sierra, and the kids❤️
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David & Sheila Greenwood
Kim& Troy Welty
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Joy Strange
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Guerrettaz family
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Phyllis and Dan Kaufmann
Lowell & Brenda K Showalters
Tiarra Sharp
Stephanie Carter
Don and Mary Smith
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Maria Farmer
Rick & Debbie Cruse
Wayne and Mary Kae Owens
Kaye White
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Macie Greenwood
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Marsha Mink
Betsy Eckelberry
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